Thursday, February 12, 2009

NEWS: New Drug Czar?

***Hopefully a step in the right direction! Drugs are a problem in this country... And the 1st way to deal with a problem is learning & studying it, then find a way to "control" the problem! If drugs were legalized & regulated by our government, we would pretty much wipe out the "black market" for drugs... All we need is for Obama & his people to STOP the DEA raids & leave this up to states and county's to decided for themselves. ***

Seattle’s reform-minded Chief of Police reportedly offered the job.

Wed, Feb 11, 2009 12:00 pm

more: headline news, drug policy news

According to a report published in the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Gil Kerlikowske, Seattle’s Chief of Police since 2000, has been offered a job by the Obama administration as the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a cabinet level position commonly known as the “Drug Czar.” As such, Kerlikowske would oversee a nearly $14 billion budget and be charged with producing the National Drug Control Policy.

Best known to the marijuana reform community as the police chief responsible for overseeing the annual Seattle Hempfest without making arrests, Kerlikowske’s appointment would bring renewed hope for a long overdue national debate on America’s failed War on Drugs. A progressive reformer focused on community based policing, Kerlikowske has made Seattle a “model for sensible marijuana policy,” according to the Drug War Chronicle. He’s also a military veteran with more than 35 years experience in law enforcement.


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